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EU FR2 @ Circuit Park Zandvoort - Friday 1st January 2016

Discussion in 'R3E Racing Club & Leagues' started by Kenny Paton, Dec 31, 2015.

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  1. Kenny Paton

    Kenny Paton
    Embarrassingly, Backmarker Champion 2015 & 2016 Staff Premium Member

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    Hungover or sober these will be an exhilarating start to the new year. Although just in case anyone's feeling fragile we'll run these at amateur level.

    All premium members can sign up for this event and we have unlimited slots available so make sure to bring a friend. Sign up below and make sure to tag fellow community members who you think are up for a challenge!

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    Server Name: RaceDepartment.com
    Cars:
    FR2
    Track: Circuit Park Zandvoort

    Practice: 18:00 GMT (30 minutes)
    Qualifying: 18:30 GMT (15 minutes)
    Race: 18:45 GMT (30 minutes)

    Entry List
    1. Kenny Paton
    2. Magic43
    3. Lars Hansen
    4. Gerbuho
    5. Shawn Jacobs
    6. Beikirch
    7. motoxy
    8. Velopl
    9. kedy89
    10. Keith Joyce
    11. Bry-ST3r
    12. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan
    13. Ho3n3r
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  2. Kenny Paton

    Kenny Paton
    Embarrassingly, Backmarker Champion 2015 & 2016 Staff Premium Member

  3. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper
    Premium Member

    sorry matey i'm working, thanks for tag though
     
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  4. Magic43

    Magic43
    "Drive it, like you stole it." Premium Member

    Np Kenny and sign me up pls :cool:
     
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  5. Lars Hansen

    Lars Hansen
    RDs Ion-Engine....0-60 in six days. Staff Premium Member

    Open-wheelers.....meh.
    On the other hand, it is Zandvoort.....
    Yeah what the hell, I'm in. :D
     
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  6. Brian Greenwood

    Brian Greenwood
    "Brian the Snail"

    Not sure on this one....

    Happy new year Kenny :) and all at RD :thumbsup:

    lets hope 2016 makes me a Champion :O_o:
     
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  7. Gerbuho

    Gerbuho
    Premium Member

    I'll try to be there ;)
     
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  8. Shawn Jacobs

    Shawn Jacobs
    Premium Member

    Yeah sure, sign me up :)
     
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  9. Lars Hansen

    Lars Hansen
    RDs Ion-Engine....0-60 in six days. Staff Premium Member

    Hmmm....
    Well, I've had a brief run at it, and...
    The FR2s aren't fun in Amateur mode. There's absolutely no chance of spinning, no matter how badly you treat it.
    Just as a test I went down the front straight, and instead of braking normally for Turn 1, I went full opposite-lock and jammed the brake to the floor.
    Not only did I not spin, I didn't even slide. Just came to a gentle stop.....
    Assists are all very well, but this is ridiculous.
    Worst part is that I'm only 3/10ths faster in Amateur than in Get Real. :D

    Now, I realize that not all of us are equally adept at driving these things, and I'm also fully aware that the Hockenheim race was a bit of a nightmare, but....
    First of all, Zandvoort is a hell of a lot more forgiving a track than Hockenheim.
    You don't have those quick left/right-handers, nor any tight hairpins in 1st gear.
    Zandvoort has two places where you might conceivably throttle yourself into a spin, the 180 at turn 3 or 4, and the other 180 near the end.
    And as long as you remember to get back on the throttle gradually instead of mashing the pedal, you're fine.
    Second....This is me. :D
    And while I have been accused of being many things in my life (occasionally with some truth to it), I don' think anyone has ever mistaken me for an expert driver.
    Certainly not in open-wheelers. :roflmao:

    So try softening the dampers by 2 clicks all around to compensate for all those bumps, then give it a whirl in Get Real mode.
    Obviously, if people insist, I'll still do it in Amateur mode.
    But I refuse to have fun doing so. :p
     
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  10. Gerbuho

    Gerbuho
    Premium Member

    this goes amateur too?
     
  11. Lars Hansen

    Lars Hansen
    RDs Ion-Engine....0-60 in six days. Staff Premium Member

    Second line in the OP. :)
     
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  12. Shawn Jacobs

    Shawn Jacobs
    Premium Member

    I did a 30 minute run against ai on amateur level and although it was a hell of a lot of fun I will admit the grip level is ridiculous no fear of spinning only the chance of running wide been able to plant the throttle so early in the corner.

    I don't mind either way, it may take me a few laps in practice to not slam the throttle too early if we switch to get real, but I'll live :)
     
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  13. Lars Hansen

    Lars Hansen
    RDs Ion-Engine....0-60 in six days. Staff Premium Member

    Throttle isn't is so bad.
    It's using the brakes, and not locking them every corner that takes getting used to. :D
     
  14. Beikirch

    Beikirch
    Premium Member

    Hi Kenny and all Members of RD I wish you all a happy new year and yes sign me in please :cool:
     
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  15. motoxy

    motoxy
    Premium Member

    I am fully ready for this one. 10 minutes in the open wheelers and never been on Zandyfotipooty. What can go wrong:cool: Sign me up please:D
     
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  16. Lars Hansen

    Lars Hansen
    RDs Ion-Engine....0-60 in six days. Staff Premium Member

    Off the top of my head, I would say.....
    A lot. :D
     
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  17. Velopl

    Velopl
    Premium Member

    Happy new year guys!!
    Definitely hungover... I'm in
     
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  18. motoxy

    motoxy
    Premium Member

    Nothing new there for me then:whistling:
     
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  19. Otune

    Otune
    Premium Member

    Sign me up please :thumbsup:

    EDIT: Clashes with something else I'm doing, sorry :(
     
  20. Andy Jackson

    Andy Jackson
    Sponsored by BRUT Premium Member

    It's not ideal Kenny because this silly skill level selection. If RRE was like GSCE you could just choose to use the aids or not. Thanks for the tag any way bud, but I don't own this car any way.
    Have a nice race and hopefully the lesser skilled casual racers will enjoy it. And a happy new year too.
     
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